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Documentary 'Southwest Of Salem' Tells The Story Of The San Antonio Four

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The ‘San Antonio Four' are four lesbian women convicted of sexually abusing two young girls in the 90s. They spent years behind bars but have since been paroled or released on bail amid new evidence--and they await hearings with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Their story is the subject of a new documentary called 'Southwest of Salem', which shows  how homophobia and hysteria about so-called ‘ritual abuse’ played into the prosecution. The film’s director Deborah Esquinazi told Texas Public Radio’s Aaron Schrank what pulled her in to this strange San Antonio story.

Check out where the film is playing now

https://vimeo.com/157645152">Southwest of Salem - Festival Trailer from https://vimeo.com/bluecabinstudio">Deborah S. Esquenazi on Vimeo.